Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic - Diploma Program at Southeastern College
The (EMT-B)-Paramedic Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider. This program is designed to prepare the student for a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Field as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in accordance with the Department of Transportation National Standard curriculum. Paramedics are highly trained members of the health-care community who utilize clinical decision making to formulate a field impression in order to provide basic and advanced life support. Paramedics are responsible for bringing life-saving diagnostic and treatment skills to the patient at the scene of an emergency. As the highest level ?out-of-hospital? healthcare provider, the paramedic acts as a team leader during an ambulance response to medical emergencies, rescue operations, mass casualty situations, and crime scenes. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program.